Friday, February 03, 2012
Sean Hannity today:
"I think Jesus had contempt for the tax collectors"
That's how you get a self-proclaimed Christian audience to embrace Republican policies.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,"
Tax collectors? More like Wall St. types hawking their wares at the temple.
...and don't get him started on dove sellers.
Jesus had contempt for liars. Sean Hannity lies every day.
"InS(H)annity!" That's his trademark.
St. Matthew was a tax collector.
He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others. "Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."